The Best Cancer Diet
Cancer. The ever pervasive cancer that has in some way touched each and every one of our lives. No one seems to miss out. Somehow cancer has a far reach, leaving no stone unturned. It does not always follow the rules, affecting even those with the cleanest of diets, most devote faith, and ambitious of exercise routines. I know this because cancer has touched the lives of two people I love and hold dear. Two people who do not fall into risk groups or the mold for cancer.
This experience has been an emotional roller coaster. It has been terrifying, has rattled my core, and has forced growth. It has brought me closer to my faith and trust in the universe, and has brought my family closer together. It has motivated me to create the best cancer diet ever. The diet that people with cancer should follow, the foods that they should eat, and the foods that have been proven to fight cancer.
Cancer is an extremely personal, sensitive and vulnerable thing. It changes us in so many ways. It forces us to take a look at ourselves, to see where we can grow. Where we can shed old fears, habits and grudges, and all feelings that no longer serve us.
When used as a tool for self-growth, cancer can be a healing agent, a way to transform into the person we want and hope to be. A part of that transformation process is to look at the body and how we are treating it. The first step is the diet, the food that nourishes us, the food that heals us, and the food that tells cancer that we are not going to play its game. Through much research I have developed the best cancer diet. This is the diet that I have made out of my need to heal those that I love, and now I am offering it to you. I hope that you can find it in yourself to take control of your life. Take control of your body and your destiny, starting with this cancer diet.
There are many things that can be implemented to improve health when facing cancer, but the one thing that cannot be overlooked is diet. Diet has been connected to the majority of cancers, showing a powerful influence both over the development and prevention of cancer. Following the best cancer diet is an important step in taking control of your health. This is one thing in the cancer process that you DO have power over.
The importance of high-quality nutrition in the battle against cancer cannot be emphasized enough. When a person has been following a nutrient-rich, healthy diet, one is more likely to fight off infections and to reduce recovery time. In addition, one is able to better tolerate cancer treatments and potential side effects. So what are you waiting for?
Every person is different, every body’s chemistry is unique and each person’s experience is individual. This post is a guideline and is NOT meant to override your doctor’s suggestions. Always consult with your doctor before changing your diet or taking supplements. As mentioned previously, the diet has a major impact on the body and thus must be taken seriously. Never take a supplement without approval from your doctor.
The Best Cancer Diet
Main diet: Organic vegetables, fruit, raw and soaked nuts/seeds, gluten-free grains, fermented foods, soaked beans, wild-caught salmon, eggs, fresh herbs, mushrooms and seaweeds. High-protein fruit and vegetable smoothies. Fresh herbs and spices.
Eliminate: red meat, non-organic and unfermented dairy and soy, gluten, fast/processed/fried/BBQ foods, deli meats and hot dogs (contain nitrates), sugar, soda, alcohol, bad fats (margarine, canola, vegetable + soy oil).
Cooking Methods: steaming, lightly baking or sauteing. Soak all grains, beans, nuts and seeds.
Eliminate: microwave, BBQ, frying, broiling, high heat baking.
A blend of raw and lightly cooked foods should be consumed. Be wary of hidden highly heated foods such as potato chips, French fries, grilled meat and microwaved popcorn.
*Depending on the type of cancer and treatment, a diet composed of primarily raw foods or primarily cooked foods maybe appropriate.
Specific Conditions: anemia, blood loss, blood disorder – include organic bison/buffalo, lamb, lentils, and spinach. This will help to boost iron levels.
Beverages: filtered/alkaline water, homemade bone + vegetable broth, green tea, fresh vegetable juice, lemon water, lemon + ginger + turmeric juice, coconut water, kombucha, kvass, herbal tea, hot cacao (unprocessed chocolate)
Main Tenants of the Best Cancer Diet
Organic Food – Eliminate conventional, non-organic foods. Non-organic foods expose the body to an array of cell-damaging chemicals, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), antibiotics and hormones.
Take Action: Make sure to look for an organic label when shopping. Shop at natural food stores, farmers markets and online shops that carry organic foods such as Thrive Market.
Nutrient Density – Eat foods with the highest nutrient density to flood the body with a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The more nutrition you have in the body, the stronger you are. It is especially important to eat nutrient dense foods whenever you feel hungry. Do not waste your hunger on nutrient-void foods.
Take Action: Try adding superfoods (see list below) daily into the diet through smoothies, fresh fruit and vegetable juices and salads. Add anti-inflammatory, high-fat foods to increase omega 3 fatty acids levels in the body (hemp and chia seeds, wild salmon and walnuts). To learn more about adding superfoods into your diet, grab a copy of Superfood Kitchen and Superfood Smoothies by Julie Morris.
High Antioxidant Value – Antioxidants protect the cells from damage, a key process that prevents cancer. Incorporate foods with high levels of antioxidants into the diet daily. These include foods high in quercetin, vitamin A, C + E, selenium, glutathione and catechins.
Take Action: These include foods such as cacao, acai, goji, blueberries, oregano, rosemary, peppermint, baobab, green tea, Brazil nuts, ginger, cinnamon, papaya, pineapple, bell peppers, sunflower seeds, almonds, organic whey protein and matcha green tea.
Bioavailable Nutrients – Consider soaking and sprouting nuts and seeds, beans and grains in order to make their nutrients (vitamins and minerals) available to the body. These foods contain anti-nutrients that prevent their vitamins and minerals from easily being absorbed by the body. Get the most out of the food you are eating by soaking and sprouting your food.
Take Action: Soak nuts, seeds, grains and beans. Overnight is best, but 3 hours will do. Nuts and seeds can be dried afterwards in a dehydrator or an oven on its lowest temperature.
Naturally Detoxifying Foods – Each meal should include foods that are naturally detoxifying. Certain foods promote detoxification at the liver, thus aiding in the clearance of harmful substances in the body, especially excess estrogens.
Take Action: Detoxifying foods are cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale etc.), chlorella, dandelion, parsley, cilantro, and allium (onion, garlic, chives, leeks, scallions).
Eliminate Potential Food Allergens – Try to eliminate or avoid food groups that can be irrating to the body. Foods such as gluten, dairy, and soy can cause inflammation, indigestion, and immune-reactions. They can also cause mucus build-up leading to constipation.
Take Action: Avoid gluten, dairy and (unfermented, non-organic) soy. To learn more about food allergies, read my article, The Food Elimination Diet.
Happy Belly Foods – Eat a fermented food every day. Fermented foods increase healthy bacteria in the gut (probiotic content), which is very important for maintaining health. The stronger the gut, the better the digestion and absorption of nutrients. It also strengthens the immune system, improves the mood and helps to eliminate toxins. This is also an important part in preventing constipation and offsetting previous antibiotic treatments.
Take Action: Fermented foods include sauerkraut, kimchi, real pickled vegetables, and beverages such as kvass, organic kefir and kombucha. For a more therapeutic dose, take a high-quality probiotic supplement such as Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic.
Filtered Water – Conventional tap water contains many toxic compounds. The Environmental Working Group found 316 chemicals in the tap water around the country. These chemicals and toxins may include chlorine, fluoride, arsenic, pharmaceutical drugs (like birth control), radiolytic compounds, other chemicals and heavy metals.
Take Action: Buy natural spring water that comes in glass bottles (Mountain Valley is my favorite). Plastic bottled water can expose you to BPA, a hormone-disrupting chemical. Also, some brands of bottled water contain tap water. Invest in a high-quality water filter for home that can properly pull toxins from the tap water. I personally recommend reverse osmosis systems. For the most convenient and affordable option, try Zero Water Filter. You can also find a local spring to source your water. Use findaspring.com
Go BPA-Free – Avoid using any products that contain the chemical BPA. BPA is a chemical that interrupts hormone balance and has been connected to reproductive and breast cancers.
Take Action: Avoid using plastic water bottles, Tupperware, or plastic wrap. Avoid eating any food that comes in an aluminum cans (canned fruit, vegetables, beans, grains) and soda cans that does not have a BPA-free label. Many food companies now use BPA-free aluminum cans so look out for the label. Switch to a glass water bottle such as the BKR water bottle, and glass Tupperware such as Anchor Hocking TrueSeal.
Safe Cooking Methods – Certain forms of cooking have been directly linked to an increased risk for cancer. This includes grilling (Barbecued food) and frying foods, and using Teflon non-stick cookware. Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are chemicals formed when muscle meat, including beef, pork, fish, or poultry, is cooked using high-temperature methods, such as pan frying or grilling directly over an open flame. These chemicals have been found to increase the risk for cancer. In addition, when foods are baked in high temperatures or fried – such as French fries, potato chips, bread and cookies – a toxic compound called acrylamides are formed. Acrylamides have been found to increase risk of cancer in animals. It is best to reduce your intake of fried and highly heated foods.
When Teflon non-stick cookware is heated, a chemical called Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) leaches into the food. Animal data suggest that pancreatic, testicular, liver, and perhaps breast cancer may be related to PFOA exposure.
I would also highly recommend not using a microwave for cooking. Microwaving food drastically destroys the beneficial nutrients in the food, leaving it virtually void of key vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Take Action: The healthiest way to eat food is raw, dehydrated, steamed, lightly baked and sauteed. Switch your nonstick cookware for a healthier option such as enamel, cast iron or stainless steel. Greenpan is also a healthy nonstick brand free of PFOA. Finally, ditch the microwave for a toaster/convection oven. I personally love the one by Black and Decker.
Avoid the big no nos – Eliminate processed and prepacked foods that contain toxic ingredients. Certain ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, trans fatty acids (partially hydrogenated oil), artificial sugars, nitrates (found in deli meat, hot dogs), burnt meat and white sugar, are very toxic for the body. They have been found to cause a wide range of health issues, further inhibiting the body’s ability to heal or to prevent cancer development.
Take Action: Read labels. Most of the ingredients found above are in processed and packaged foods. This includes products such as baked goods, premade pie crusts, breads, crackers, chips, snack foods, hot dogs, deli meats, cookies, stuffing, candy, juices, soda, salad dressing, fruit punch, breakfast cereals, ice cream, syrup, BBQ sauce and ketchup. Look for an organic or natural brand as a replacement, or make your own.
Stay Alkaline – Eat to stay alkaline. The more alkaline, the more oxygen you have in the body. An alkaline body creates a healthy environment, one that cancer does not happily thrive in. See alkaline foods in the Best Cancer Diet shopping list below.
Take Action: Eat plenty of alkaline foods daily. This includes sprouts, fresh veggie juice, leafy greens like kale and spinach, radish, sprouted seeds, seaweeds, wheatgrass, sea salt and apple cider vinegar. Lemons and limes are also very alkaline. Try making a daily juice with fresh green vegetables (kale and spinach), cucumber, dandelion, lemon and lime. Then add ginger and turmeric for their cancer-fighting abilities. Feel free to add liquid stevia to sweeten or apple. To learn more about eating for an alkaline body, grab a copy of Eating the Alkaline Way.
Stay Hydrated! For people with cancer – especially those who are undergoing chemotherapy – it is critical to stay hydrated. Without adequate hydration the body is unable to adequately detoxify and cleanse the drugs from your system. Staying hydrated also allows the body to clear the by-products of cancer. Drinking lots of water and fresh juices will prevent serious medical complications and will keep you feeling more energized, increasing your overall well-being.
Take Action: Drink half your weight in ounces of filtered water daily. If water makes you feel nauseous, add fresh lemon, lime, mint or cucumber. Drinking fresh herbal teas, coconut water, and fruit and vegetable juice are other ways to stay hydrated. Eating juicy fruits like watermelon also helps. To boost your juicing game, grab a copy of my favorite juice book, Superfood Juice by Julie Morris.
Supplements for Cancer Prevention:
In some cases, when approved by your doctor, it maybe appropriate to incorporate specific superfoods and supplements into your wellness routine. Certain nutrients have shown great promise in promoting health in those with cancer, and in the prevention of cancer. The following is a list of nutrients that may be right for you.
Multivitamin/mineral: various vitamins such as the carotenoids, C and E, and minerals such as selenium and zinc are essential for the health of the body. These nutrients act as antioxidants in the body, protecting the cells from harm.
My favorite multivitamin/mineral: O.N.E Multivitamin
Green tea: green tea contains polyphenols, which act as powerful antioxidants in the body. Polyphenols increase the activity of antioxidant enzymes in the small intestine, liver and lungs. They also show promise in the prevention of GI tract (stomach, pancreas, small intestine, colon), lung, breast and prostate cancer.
My favorite green tea: Green Tea Extract
Omega 3 fatty acid (EPA/DHA): omega 3 fatty acids are healthy fats found in wild salmon, halibut, flax seed, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and walnuts. These fats are used to make strong cell membranes, the protective outer layer of the cell. Over 40 conditions have been found to benefit from omega 3 fatty acids including cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and asthma. Most everyone is deficient, making its supplementation key. Omega 3 fatty acids have been found to delay the progression of cancer, and to protect against major cancers like lung, colon, breast and prostate.
My favorite omega 3 fatty acid: EPA/DHA Essentials
Glutathione: glutathione is an important antioxidant found in all tissues in the body. It helps to detoxify and eliminate toxins from the body, making it an important cancer fighter. Glutathione gets used up quickly, as it protects the cells from being damaged from toxins. Food sources of glutathione are fresh fruits, cruciferous vegetables, tomatoes, spinach, walnuts, avocado and asparagus.
My favorite glutathione: Reduced Glutathione
Probiotic: probiotics are healthy bacteria that live in the gut. They help to digest the food we eat, keep our immune system strong, our mental health stable, and to process toxins. They have demonstrated anti-tumor effects in the body, and help to clear cancer-causing agents such as hormones, meat carcinogens and environmental toxins.
My favorite probiotic: Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic
Curcumin (turmeric): curcumin is the active component of the turmeric root, a root commonly used as a spice in Indian cooking. Many studies have determined curcumin to have both anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. It is likely to inhibit prostate, breast, skin, colon, stomach and liver cancers.
My favorite curcumin (turmeric): CurcumaSorb
Proteolytic Enzymes: proteolytic enzymes are enzymes that are designed to break down protein. They have long been used in cancer treatment. They are believed to increase the manufacturing of cancer-blocking antiprotease. They also may inhibit angiogenesis and metastasis, enhance the immune response, and promote differentiation of cancer cells.
My favorite proteolytic enzyme: Wobenzyme
Quercetin: quercetin is a powerful antioxidant (flavonoid) found in plant pigment. It is abundant in foods such as peppers, blueberries, cranberries, leafy greens, dark berries and tomatoes. Quercetin has been found to inhibit tumor formation. It maybe helpful in breast, lung, skin, ovaries, colon, rectum, and brain cancer, as well as leukemia.
My favorite quercetin: Quercetin
Ip6 (Inositol Hexaphosphate): Ip6 is found in the fiber of whole grains and legumes. When combined with inositol it is an effective antioxidant and immune function booster. Lab studies indicate it may have anticancer effects in cancer.
My favorite: Ip6 (Inositol Hexaphosphate)
Modified citrus pectin (MCP): modified citrus pectin is a polysaccharide that comes from the peel and pulp of citrus fruits. It appears to reduce the risk of metastasis, or the spread of cancerous cells from a tumor site to other sites of the body.
My favorite modified citrus pectin: Premier Chem Detox
Maitake Mushroom: maitake is a type of medicinal mushroom that yields beta-glucan compounds D-fraction and MD-fraction. These compounds have shown to stimulate white blood cells, enhancing the immune system’s ability to destroy cancer cells. It is believed to protect healthy cells from becoming cancerous, from cancer cells spreading and programmed cell death.
My favorite maitake mushroom: Maitake Mushroom
Resveratrol: resveratrol is an antioxidant found in red wine and grape skins. Resveratrol is believed to work as a chemopreventive agent by producing its effect on cell apoptosis, antiproliferation, and anti-inflammation. It is also believed to be an anticancer agent. Supplementation of resveratrol would be the therapeutic form recommendation over the consumption of red wine.
My favorite resveratrol: Premier Resveratrol
Milk thistle: milk thistle contains a compound called silymarin. Silymarin has shown a variety of health benefits specifically in its ability to protect the liver from toxins. Silymarin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. And it may help the liver repair itself by growing new cells (especially in cases of alcohol damage). It may also have anticancer properties. It’s believed to halt cancer cell division, shorten cancer cell lifespan and reduce blood supply to tumors.
My favorite milk thistle: Silymarin
Vitamin D: vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is made from sun exposure. There is some evidence that getting enough vitamin D may lower your risk of certain cancers, especially of the colon, breast, prostate, skin, and pancreas.
My favorite vitamin D: D3 Serum
Melatonin: melatonin is a hormone that the body produces to control sleep-wake cycles, telling the body when to go to sleep. There is a growing body of evidence which shows melatonin may inhibit several types of cancer, particularly hormone-related cancers such as breast and prostate. It has also been shown to inhibit both the initiation and promotion of cancer.
My favorite melatonin: Melatonin ND
Aloe Vera: aloe vera is a plant most commonly used for skin and digestive conditions. It has shown to be a gentle laxative, to have immune benefits, and antimicrobial and wound-healing capabilities. It may inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Aloe can also be very helpful in preventing constipation in those undergoing treatments.
My favorite aloe vera: Lakewood Aloe Vera
*DO NOT take any supplement without first consulting with your doctor. Many supplements and nutrients interact with medications, treatments and conditions.
Superfoods to Support Recovery + Immunity:
Here is a great list of superfoods to supplement your diet. Superfoods are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids (omega 3s) and fiber, and most often contain more nutrition per gram than conventional foods. The more nutrition you get receive, the better you can feel.
If you are not feeling hungry, and eating is difficult for you, it is important to make all meals count. A great way to do this is by drinking a smoothie everyday. Include following superfoods, along with fresh fruit, vegetables, protein powder and healthy fats like avocado, coconut and nut butters into your smoothie, and you can reach your nutrition needs in one tall glass. A smoothie-rich diet is also a great way to recover after surgery, especially in cases where there digestive tract has been impaired.
How to use superfoods: Simply add the following superfoods into smoothies, oatmeal or yogurt bowls, or blend with plant-based milks (almond, rice, hemp or coconut milk). The berries, seeds and cacao nibs can also be eaten in a trail mix, can be thrown into pasta or grain bowls, put on top of toast or baked into healthy treats.
Once again, always consult with your doctor before altering your diet or taking supplements. All the following superfoods can be found in healthfood stores, and can be found online by clicking on their name.
Acai: acai is a small, dark berry that grows in central and south America. It is rich in fiber, antioxidants, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.
Cacao: cacao is the unprocessed form of chocolate. It is rich in magnesium, the mineral needed for normal bowel movements, a balanced mood and proper muscle and heart function. Cacao is also a source of iron, fiber, and powerful antioxidants. Cacao also contains special nutrients that help boost mood and feelings of well-being.
Camu Camu: camu camu is a small fruit that grows in the Amazon. It is one of the best sources of natural vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important vitamin and antioxidant, one that helps expedite the healing process and boosts immunity. It also contains potassium and beta-carotene, and other antioxidants.
Chia seeds: chia seeds are small seeds that pack a huge punch. They are one of the best sources of plant-based omega 3 fatty acids. They also contain plant-based protein, and a wide range of other nutrients like calcium, potassium and magnesium.
Colostrum: colostrum is the first milk that comes from cows. It is extremely nutrient-dense, containing invaluable immune-boosting properties (immunoglobulins), growth factors, Polyproline-Rich-Peptides and nucleotides. It can be used to support the immune system, especially in times of compromise.
Chyawanprash: chyawanprash is an herbal “jam” from the ancient holistic medical tradition of India called Ayurveda. It is referred to as the “Elixir of Life,” for its wide reaching health properties. It is a whole body tonic, supporting all functions and structures of the system. Rich in a wide range of nutrients and therapeutic compounds it is a wonderful tool for promoting health and recovery.
Hemp seeds (whole, powder or oil): hemp seeds are small seeds incredibly rich in omega 3 fatty acids. They are also a good source of plant-based protein, magnesium, iron, potassium and zinc.
Flax seed (oil, powder, seeds): flax seeds are a powerful little seed. They are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. Flax also contains lignans, a fiber-like compound. Lignans are not only healthy because they provide fiber-like benefits, but they also provide antioxidant protection due to their structure as polyphenols. Flax also contain properties that help to balance hormones, making them important in hormone-related cancers.
Goji Berry (dried or powder): the goji berry is a little red fruit that is commonly found in the Himalayas. It is consider a tonic herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its far reaching and powerful health influence it has on the body. It is a good source of vitamin A, C and E, as well as minerals and antioxidants. The goji has been considered to be a “magical” longevity herb and superfood since the dawn of Asian civilization. It is revered for its youth preserving, health protective, strengthening, and mood-supporting properties. They are believed to support the production of SOD, a powerful antioxidant.
Maca: maca is a special root that comes from the Andes of Peru. It is an adaptogen, meaning it helps the body to deal with stress. In return, it maybe helpful in supporting hormone balance, relieving stress-related conditions, supporting a strong immune system and aiding in recovery. It is also a natural energy enhancer that comes without the crash.
Pomegranate (fresh, juice concentrate or powder): pomegranates are a fruit with a high concentration of antioxidants. Pomegranates are also high in vitamin C, K and folic acid. With a tart yet sweet taste, they are a great snack, or a delicious addition to a smoothie.
Wheatgrass (fresh or powdered): wheatgrass is one of the most nutrient-dense foods available. It is believed to have great healing and protective properties, largely due to its chlorophyll content. Chlorophyll is the plant pigment responsible for photosynthesis in plants. It is naturally cleansing, helping the body to rid itself of harmful toxins. It also increases oxygen, raising the alkalinity of the body system. Chlorophyll may also improve recovery time as well.
Whey or Plant-based protein powder: protein intake is vital when dealing with cancer, especially when cachexia is present. Protein is essential for the many functions needed for recovery. This includes fighting infection, the prevention of muscle mass loss, the protection of the GI tract lining, a healthy blood count and the rapid healing of tissues. Whey protein is a form of protein that comes from Cow’s milk. It also contains glutamine. Glutamine is the amino acid that acts as fuel for white blood cells and for the cells that line the intestine. Protein powder is a great way to support recovery and to gain weight if needed.
How do I get started?
First off, make time to prepare for your new diet. Look up recipes using online food blogs or the cookbooks mentioned below. Choose some for the week and make a shopping list of ingredients. Pick up the groceries and set aside time to make them. I often cook on Sundays, preparing enough food to last until the middle of the week.
Next, plan on talking to your family and friends. It is important to let your family and friends know that you are planning on improving your diet. One of the hardest things about sticking to a new diet is the resistance and lack of support that you receive from those around you. Help them understand how important their support means to your success. Get them involved in the process.
It maybe daunting to undertake a new diet while dealing with all the other stresses of cancer, but there are many resources that will support your success. To start, I have put together a sample menu of what the best cancer diet will look like. As you can see, it is not that restricted and there are lots of delicious options to choose from.
The Best Cancer Diet Sample Meal Plan
Hot oatmeal (oat groats or rolled), fresh fruit, almond butter, coconut shred and sliced nuts
* superfood boost: goji berries, cacao nibs, coconut butter and maca
Gluten free toast topped with avocado slices, sea salt
* superfood boost: chia seeds and hemp seeds
Organic eggs, sauteed broccoli, roasted tomatoes, sea salt
* superfood boost: flax oil
Chia pudding topped with freshly blended berries, raw honey, and chopped walnuts
*superfood boost: pomegranate seeds, protein powder
Protein smoothie: almond milk, frozen banana, spinach, almond butter,
*superfood boost: wheatgrass powder, colostrum and acai powder
Green Breakfast Bowl from Green Kitchen Stories
Kale salad with pecans, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, capers and wild salmon – honey mustard dressing
*superfood boost: hemp seeds
Collard green wraps packed with garbanzo beans, sprouts, tomatoes, avocado
*superfood boost: flax oil
Big salad with roasted cauliflower, organic corn, tomato, red pepper, celery, pine nuts and cilantro dressing
Cashew cauliflower soup with homemade walnut bread
Roasted spaghetti squash with steamed broccoli, hazelnuts, kale and homemade pesto
*superfood boost: flax seeds
Black bean salad with organic corn, avocado, red pepper, tomato and cashew “ranch” dressing
Chickpea baked falafel, tabbouleh, baba ganoush, fresh tomatoes in a lettuce wrap
Nori wrap stuffed with massaged kale salad with avocado, pine nuts and seed cheese
*superfood boost: flax oil and hemp seeds
Early Summer Abundance Bowl by My New Roots
Cauliflower curry with eggplant, squash, coconut shreds and cashews
Zucchini noodles with tomatoes, pine nuts, basil and avocado dressing
*superfood boost: hemp seeds
Roasted eggplant wrapped over quinoa, pistachios and onions with a spicy tomato sauce
Asparagus and spinach quiche (vegan)
Beet and black lentil borscht
Roasted sweet potato stuffed with black beans, avocado, and roasted red pepper sauce
* superfood boost: cacao nibs
Butternut squash, leek and apple soup
Moroccan chickpea stew from The First Mess
Freshly chopped vegetables with hummus
Hard boiled organic eggs with sea salt and paprika
Guacamole with cacao nibs and seed crackers
Almond yogurt topped with chopped nuts and berries
*superfood boost: chia seeds, protein powder and camu camu
Chocolate avocado pudding
*superfood boost: hemp seeds and bee pollen
Sweet potato nachos with vegan cashew cheese, black beans, tomatoes and cilantro
Protein coconut flour pancakes topped with almond yogurt, raw honey and berries
Jalapeno, apple, kale, cilantro, lemon, lime, ginger and turmeric juice
Cucumber slices topped with nut cheese and dill
Spring crudites with black tahini and pea(ce) dip from Earthsprout
The Best Cancer Diet Shopping List
I am here to help ease your transition. This begins with printing out a copy of The Best Cancer Diet below. Plan on taking it with you to the market so you always know which foods to choose. Refer to this list when picking recipes to make, or making a choice at a restaurant.
There are so many cookbooks to guide you on how to cook for The Best Cancer Diet. You will be well prepared to start once you pick up one of these very delicious and inspiring books. These are just a few of my favorites, and I think you will love them too.
Where to go from here?
If you are looking for more guidance and information, purchase the book, “How to Treat and Prevent Cancer with Natural Medicine.” This is an excellent resource in many ways. It not only provides more detailed information about diet and supplements, but it also provides countless alternative therapies to utilize. The book, “How to Treat and Prevent Cancer with Natural Medicine” also offers invaluable guidance on how to talk with your doctor, and how to break the news to your family and friends. It is one of the most useful books I have come across, and I think you will find it to be a wealth of information too.
Best of luck on your new journey. This is not the end of anything, but rather the beginning. You have come to read this because you are searching for something different. You are ready to make a change, you are ready to take back your health and your life. This is an opportunity that has presented itself because you are truly ready for it.
Faith the size of a mustard seed can move a mountain. Now go move mountains!
The information and opinions presented are intended for educational purposes only and are not to be used for diagnosis and treatment, or a substitute for professional medical advice.
If you have a problem or specific medical condition, we always recommend that you see your doctor for diagnosis, treatment, and continuing care. Information provided does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship between you and Lauren Felts of The Holy Kale.
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